Faith to pray: the story of Hannah

I had the opportunity to speak this past weekend at the Upper West Manhattan church of Christ's "Five Guys Lectures," and it allowed me to speak about something I need help with as much as anyone: prayer. The topic was "Faith to Pray," and we talked about Hannah's prayer to God for a son, which … Continue reading Faith to pray: the story of Hannah

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What the “prayer-shamers” don’t understand

Our society has made a cottage industry out of complaining about "shaming" things.¬†For every person who finds something¬†objectionable (whether the position is right or wrong), there's someone to accuse that person of "(insert offensive characteristic)-shaming." But what's ironic is that the voices who are usually loudest in this regard now seem to be the people … Continue reading What the “prayer-shamers” don’t understand